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About Cedar Restaurant

​​Located in the heart of Penn Quarter ​
Cedar serves up a contemporary take on country fare.
Our dishes are prepared with local and seasonal ingredients reminding us of the bounty from the great outdoors with a polished urban style.

Cedar's menu has expanded to accommodate our Vegan and none-Vegan friends and family. Our menu features: WILD GAME meats and sausages, Beef Tenderloin or strips from Creek Stone Farms. Fish, and forest forage-berries, Mushrooms, herbs, greens to accommodate our vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free diners.

Cedar Restaurant is ​Located in the heart of Penn Quarter
​in downtown DC within walking distance of many attractions.
We are surrounded by many great theaters including Shakespeare Theaters, National Theater, Woolly Mammoth , Ford's Theater and also E street Cinema.

822 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
On E Street Between 8th & 9th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 637-0012

Website:
http://www.cedardc.com/

Parking Details:
$7 Self-parking Mon-Fri after 5pm only for PMI parking garage on D St (between 8 & 9 Sts) 875 D Street NW.
Metered street parking also available.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place-Chinatown (YL,GR,RD), Archives-Navy Mem-Penn Quarter (YL,GR), Metro Center (BL,OR,RD)

Private Party Facilities:
Cedar's team of professional planners, servers, mixologists & culinary team create custom menus, experiences, & events at any budget & request. Our custom packages and group options will put your mind at ease and dazzle your guests. Cedar will always go above and beyond to ensure a flawless and unforgettable event.

Private Party Contact:
Info@cedardc.com: (202) 637-0012

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Prix Fixe 3-course dinner for $35 available Mon-Sat 5:30 to 7 pm.

Don't forget to check out facebook.com/cedardc or twitter.com/cedardc for seasonal menu additions, cocktail specials and other updates!

Keep us in mind for custom events, special menus and personalized experiences. info@cedardc.com

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Cedar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (35)
Vegan (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (20)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Healthy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Business Meals (11)
Organic (11)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Authentic (6)
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Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Late-night Find (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great vegan options, super service.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice restaurant, the staff was very attentive, our food was tasty and creative.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a great Valentines Day dinner. Girlfriend is Vegan/Gluten-Free and she was still able to have options (hard to find). Good food and nice people.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great fast service. Small intimate setting. Low lit. Great date spot. Parking Garage is validated. Great service people.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Very beautiful, cozy place for dates. Very quite and warm. Great seating arrangements and the service was amazing. I would definitely come back again

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Cedar is a hidden gem on E-Street. Many walk right by the door that leads to the basement restaurant. It is my favorite spot to eat in DC.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2018

excellent restaurant. Food is amazingly tasty. No TV allows for no distractions. The server was very well acquainted with the menu and The cocktail list.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Staff was exceptional, food was creative and incredibly tasty

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I love this restaurant. You have to know where it is to find it and that allows you to have a terrific meal in a quite location. No matter what your food requirements are they can accommodate you.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very enjoyable— chocolate mouse was too heavy but otherwise meal was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We went pre theatre for a drink and light fare. Loved the coziness of the bar/restaurant and the ability for quiet conversation. Staff was friendly, responsive and professional. Spinach balls followed by fried oyster sandwiches. Very good mixed drinks and wine choice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Cedar was fine. We went because its pre-theater menu looked appealing. The service was friendly but a little aloof. The food was tasty and well portioned, but nothing spectacular. The pre-theater meal is a good value, and we will likely go again for the convenience. Our experience overall was fine and standard: solid food and service but nothing to write home about.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

we have been to this restaurant several times . It has good food, nice atmosphere,reasonable prices

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A peaceful place to enjoy a meal before the hockey game with $5 validated parking close to the arena. The food is delicious, the service attentive but not intrusive. Always a joy to eat here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We went to Cedar for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed. The Chef had extended restaurant weeks specials so not only did we have a great meal, the price was great as well. My girlfriend and I had the Mahi Mahi special. Super. One of us had the Wild Boar, also very good.
Cedar has a nice variety of comfort foods and wild game. If you go to Cedar plan to spend a relaxed evening in a nice setting with delicious food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

As usual, the food and service was phenomenal! A must for Restaurant Week! Cedar has one of the best menus in DC for Restaurant Week!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The entrance isn't great as it's downstairs and not very easy to see from the street, but the staff is friendly and accommodating and the menu offers plenty of vegetarian/vegan options which is tough to find.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing dinner! the food and atmosphere were awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My restaurant week meal of beet salad, stuffed quail,
and creme brûlée was fabulous and beautifully presented on a decorative plate. Our service was superb. Because each table was filled with lively diners the ambiance was noisy.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Thank you for offering a dedicated VEGAN menu!!

Our waitress was also very helpful in helping us decide which of the many options to pick. Her recommendations were perfect.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Pleasant experience for Restaurant Week -- lots of options, nice presentation and good service with quiet atmosphere. Place could use some artwork to brighten it up.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The service and food was great!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Cedar has a great Sunday Brunch with unique menu items all prepared to perfection!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is a great restaurant. Three times in three days.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed it. We did the previous theater menu, which was excellent. Service was attentive without being intrusive and there was plenty of space between the tables so you had privacy. Definitely will return to dine here again!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food and service are always superb! The duck fries are to die for!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great vegan options!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service in a restaurant with ambience. I am vegan and was very pleased with both the creatively made and delicious entree and desert

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We enjoyed the wild boar chops and beet salad. Flavors were great-the sauce on the wild boar was deliciously sweet & spicy. Wine was very good - we received tastes so we ended up with something we would definitely like. Service was friendly and attentive. Nice find.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Small restaurant in basement on E street between 8th and 9th. Quiet with good food for brunch. Fried oysters are fresh and tasty with very light breading. These are featured in both fried oyster sandwich and Hangtown Fry (fried oysters with scrambled eggs and bacon). Portions were adequate -- not large but not tiny; chicken and waffle came as three small waffles with a piece of fried chicken on each. Also tried the wild game sausages (pheasant, boar & elk), which came with a mustard sampler and bread. Sausages had good taste and texture. The butternut squash soup was a bit thinner and less creamy than expected, but it still had good flavor. The only down note was dessert. The recommended creme brûlée was out by the time we ordered, and the chocolate layer cake was dry and stale. To their credit, the cake price was removed from bill when we sent it back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good food. Service was alright. Hard to communicate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I went with two friends from NYC, hoping to catch up with them at a restaurant that had really good food and was not too loud. We went on the evening after New Years Eve, and all agreed that Cedar filled the bill. I had eaten there before and found the food to be really good. I did have some concern about the noise level possibly being higher than I would prefer -- especially if there were lots of people in the bar -- because being able to comfortably have a conversation is important to me. The evening could not have turned out better. Because the food was so interesting and exceptional, we all sampled each others' dishes and shared a dessert. The staff, including our server, Lauren, performed superbly. And we were able to enjoy our conversation, something that can be too rare in DC restaurants. I look forward to returning to Cedar soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Pre theatre menu

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I am a repeat customer. The staff is friendly and eager to be helpful. The food is dependably good. It is a quiet restaurant which allows for good conversation.

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lovely restaurant that is below street level. Reminds me of an old speak easy. Food was excellent and well presented. The three course pre-Theatre menu was filling. Delicious and fairly healthy. Handmade cocktails are available. The wine list is limited but the wines available are quite good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great three course pre-show dinner. Lot's of choices both Vegan and traditional. Would visit again if I lived in the DC area (came in for Christmas with the family)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vegan
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This restaurant is wonderful! My wife and I went before a show at the national theater. We arrived late (and stressed) from weather-related traffic and Cedar was just what we needed. They couldn’t have been better to us! The service was easygoing and friendly, drinks were fantastic (and much appreciated), and the food was phenomenal. We left in great spirits and in perfect time for the show. I can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Healthy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food is delicious and beautifully presented. I was in a group of 5 going to Ford's Theatre for a 7:30 p.m. performance. I mentioned this at the time I made the reservation and when ordering. The service was smooth and attentive until the main course was over. Then there was an unexplained delay before dessert was served (we picked dessert when we ordered). Despite two queries, dessert only arrived in time to gobble it down, pay the bill, get coats and dash two and half (long) blocks to the theater. Don't know what happened with dessert. Otherwise, our group enjoyed this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Space is quiet and service excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The entire staff was amazing, the food was fantastic and they made my mother’s birthday one to remember. Kudos to the staff and chef, will definitely return!

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